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City of Martinez
Contra Costa County
 

Decennial Census data
      1870-1940  |   1950-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1950 Census 1960 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 8,268 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 9,604 100.0%
    In households 9,128 95.0%
  
RACE RACE
Native white 7,290 88.2% White 9,461 98.5%
Foreign-born white 868 10.5%
Negro 94 1.1% Negro 113 1.2%
Other races 16 0.2% Other races 30 0.3%
  
PLACE OF BIRTH
    Native 8,821 91.8%
    Foreign born 783 8.2%
  
SEX SEX
Male 4,222 51.1% Male 4,823 50.2%
Female 4,046 48.9% Female 4,781 49.8%
 
AGE AGE
Under 5 years 728 8.8% Under 5 years 792 8.2%
5 to 19 years 2,328 28.2% 5 to 19 years 2,345 24.4%
20 to 64 years 3,731 45.1% 20 to 64 years 5,370 55.9%
65 years and over 1,481 17.9% 65 years and over 1,097 11.4%
  
HOUSING OCCUPANCY HOUSING OCCUPANCY
All dwelling units 2,782 100.0% All housing units 3,591 100.0%
Occupied dwelling units 2,679 96.3% All occupied units 3,282 91.4%
Owner occupied 1,300 48.5% Owner occupied 1,831 55.8%
Renter occupied 1,379 51.5% Renter occupied 1,451 44.2%
Vacant 91 3.3% Vacant 309 8.6%
Median value of 1-unit structures dollars 9,501 X Median value dollars 13,100 X
Median gross rent dollars 39 X Median gross rent dollars 65 X
  
INCOME IN 1949 INCOME IN 1959
Families median income dollars 3,720 X Families median income dollars 6,951 X
  
YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Population 25 years and over 5,335 100.0% Population 25 years and over 5,962 100.0%
High school 4 years 1,845 34.6% High school 4 years 1,816 30.5%
College 4 years or more 445 8.3% College 4 years or more 575 9.6%
  
MAJOR OCCUPATION GROUP OCCUPATION
Employed 3,375 100.0% Employed 3,644 100.0%
Professional, technical, and kindred 444 13.2% Professional, technical, and kindred 579 15.9%
Farmers and farm managers 5 0.1% Farmers and farm managers 11 0.3%
Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 358 10.6% Managers, officials, and propr's exc. farm 304 8.3%
Clerical and kindred 529 15.7% Clerical and kindred 619 17.0%
Sales 196 5.8% Sales 240 6.6%
Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 557 16.5% Craftsmen, foremen, and kindred 545 15.0%
Operatives and kindred 608 18.0% Operatives and kindred 647 17.8%
Private household workers 57 1.7% Private household workers 20 0.5%
Service workers, except private household 331 9.8% Service workers, except private household 338 9.3%
Farm laborers 6 0.2% Farm laborers and farm foremen 9 0.2%
Laborers, except farm and mine 244 7.2% Laborers, except farm and mine 160 4.4%
Occupation not reported 40 1.2% Occupation not reported 172 4.7%
  
Census Data for the year:
1940 Total population 7,381
1930 Total population 6,569
1920 Total population 3,858
1910 Total population 2,115
1900 Total population 1,380
1890 Total population

1,600

1870 Total population 560
 
                Source: 1950-1960 Census, DOF Research

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